Babies drop things in dirty places at the worst times. The portable Mini Sterilizer sanitizes pacifiers, bottle nipples, and more in under a minute so you can be on your way anywhere. The Mini Sterilizer safely eliminates over 99% of bacteria and viruses such as e. Coli, Salmonella, and Influenza (flu) using just UV light and has been tested by independent labs. No chemicals, heat, or water needed! The Mini Sterilizer’s 4 gold-plated UV LED lights are mercury and ozone free and auto shuts-off when the lid is opened.
Where to buy: $29.99, Toys R Us
Take a sip from something sweet, and it’s not just what’s *in* the cup. These colourful sippy cups encourage important lessons in sustainability and animal welfare. Each cup showcases a wild animal design that brings awareness to at-risk species, with purchases contributing to conservation efforts. Easy-to-clean and spill-proof with a 360° sip-from-any-side rim that seals when your child is done drinking, these cups are specially designed to help support muscle development.
Where to buy: $20 for a set of Munchkin WildLove Miracle 360 on amazon.ca
Fitness can be fun for kids with this colourful wristband. Geared for kids eight and up, it’s showerproof, tracks steps, activities and sleep. Kids will be rewarded with badges for a job well done when they hit milestones, will get friendly nudges to be active and can set goals and challenges for themselves. Parents can set up a family account to track their kids.
Where to buy: $130, fitbit.com
Your photos don’t just have to live in your phone. Printing your favourite memories is easy with this sleek, pint-sized printer (it’s about the size of a cell phone!). Using Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone or tablet, it prints 2 x 3-inch photos and stickers in just 40 seconds. Comes with a 10-sheet pack so you can get started printing straight away. Oh, and the pretty gold and white design doesn’t hurt, either.
Where to buy: $160, amazon.ca
Family game night is about to become much more exciting! Play the best exclusive games with the most advanced multiplayer and enjoy the unique entertainment experience that only Microsoft can provide with Xbox One Console. Games like Ashen, Sunset Overdrive, Rare Replay, the Halo: Master Chief Collection and State of Decay 2 aren’t available anywhere else! Included with the console comes two wireless controller, HDMI cable, and power supply.
Where to buy: Starting from $380, xbox.com
Take movie night up a notch with this projector. All you need is a blank wall or a white sheet to enjoy a theatre-like experience at home. Wireless capability makes it great for presentations and its super bright 2000 lumens make whiter whites, blacker blacks and crisp, vivid colours. With streaming capabilities, watch everything you love on Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and more on it.
Where to buy: $298, walmart.ca
Hey, Google… With this device you’ll be asking Google a lot of questions. Powered by Google Assistant, tell it what to do or ask it questions. Using your voice, you can quickly find out just about anything, like who won the game, what the weather is or what’s happening in the city. Ask it to find you a route on Maps or have it make a hands-free call. When combined with a Chromecast device, it offers endless entertainment care of YouTube, Netflix or Spotify. It can recognize different voices, keeping all users on track.
Where to buy: $40, bestbuy.ca
Travel in style with this fun ride-along suitcase, whether it’s to a sleepover or for vacation. Tipu the Tiger is sturdy and just the right size for a tot to sit on, which is fun for them and easy for you to schlep them through a busy airport. Plus, its roomy interior means there’s lots of space for more than just the essentials.
Where to buy: $70, amazon.ca
Selfies are more fun with a cute, retro-inspired camera. Instantly printing photos, it has a built-in selfie mirror for perfectly framed shots. The automatic flash and brightness dial makes for vibrant photos in various light. Using credit-card-sized film your photos will pop out instantly with a white frame, just like old school Polaroids.
Where to buy: $90, amazon.ca
Short for high dynamic range, 4K HDR dramatically enhances the picture quality of existing 4K technology. For viewers, 4K HDR results in a picture that is clearer, richer and more vibrant. Objects on screen have more depth and appear more immersive, creating a life-like experience that will delight viewers of all ages.
Where to buy: $650, bestbuy.ca
There’s a reason Thermos has been around since 1904: The century-old technology is still reliable. These popular vacuum-seal containers do their job keeping cool things cool and warm things warm, which opens up a whole new set of lunchbox possibilities. You can do everything from cold overnight oats and hot oatmeal topped with dried fruit for breakfast, to soups, chili or macaroni and cheese for lunch.
Where to buy: $20, walmart.ca
Made of high-quality stainless steel (making it an eco-friendly, safe alternative to plastic) this bento box is easy to wash and keeps food fresh for ages. It comes in three sizes and every box comes with two dippers, which create a leakproof compartment for yogurts, thick soups and stews. There’s also a small spot for a little treat.
Where to buy: $70, cutekidstuff.com
This vacuum really sucks, literally. In fact, it has the most powerful suction of any cord-free vacuum on the market thanks to a V10 motor. Special acoustic engineering means it’s not aggressively loud, which good news for kids with sensory issues or skittish pets. It’s made to fit your needs with three settings and morphs into a handheld vacuum in a single click. Wall-mounted drop-in docking means you can easily and neatly charge and go.
Where to buy: $800, dysoncanada.ca
An infant car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make as a new parent and Liing is the no-brainer choice. It’s the latest addition to the Clek family of car seats, made for the latest addition to yours. It’s designed to protect your newborn darling, designed with features that exceed both Canadian and US safety requirements. Plus, it’s easy to install, in every position, in every vehicle. Each and every time. The ride starts here.
Where to buy: from $499.99, clekinc.ca